Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation Silver (2 GB) MP3 Pla
Review for: Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation Silver (2 GB)
I love this little ipod, even though it's been replaced by updated models. I'm really happy to stick with this one, as I don't need a video camera/pedometer/dishwasher on my MP3 player. Crystal clear sound, loads of tracks, holds its charge for a long time and especially great for the gym. The good thing about the new models- the old ones like this are very cheap second hand! My only grumble is that it doesn't charge easily unless it's linked to the computer it's synced with- it can get stuck!
All in all, so worth buying!
great value for money
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
easy to attach to clothes!
takes quite a few cds, about 12 or maybe more!!
the only thing we didnt like about the ipod is when you try and download the cds on to the i pod it doesnt actually say import. it took about 2 days for us to find out how to use it.
overall though it is great value for money and good sound quality
i brought this as its lightweight small and good for things like the gym.
Functionally, the second-generation (2G) iPod shuffle differs little from the original. Like the first, stick-of-gum shuffle, the 2G model bears a central Play/Pause button and four controls arrayed around a rocking click wheel—Previous, Next, Volume Up, and Volume Down. Instead of a three-way switch on the back to switch the device on and select Shuffle or Repeat play modes, this version has two small switches on the bottom—one for powering the iPod on and off and the other that selects Shuffle or Repeat. The headphone jack is found on the top of the iPod.
Whereas the original shuffle sported a male USB connector, the 2G shuffle requires the included dock for syncing and powering the player. The dock is small, bearing a single miniplug jack that sticks up from a plastic base. While it’s no more trouble to carry the dock than the special cable required to sync and power larger iPods, I miss the all-in-one convenience of having the USB connector on the iPod.
After touting the superiority of the earbuds bundled with the latest iPod nanos and full-sized iPods, Apple chose to include the original Apple earbuds with the 2G shuffle. Given that I’ve replaced my headphones with better-sounding alternatives, this doesn’t bother me, but some may be disappointed that they’re not getting Apple’s latest and supposedly greatest ’buds.
Miniscule LEDs that glow green, orange, or red appear on both the top and bottom of the 2G shuffle—so miniscule, in fact, that they’re hard to read, particularly in bright environments. As with the original shuffle, these lights have to convey a variety of messages—charging status while docked, whether the iPod’s hold switch is on or not, and blinks that tell you that the shuffle’s firmware is corrupted. Fortunately, Apple provides a small card that indicates what most LED blinks mean. I’m sorry, however, that the latest shuffle doesn’t include a separate battery indicator light as did the original. With this one you can tell only how much battery charge remains by very quickly turning the iPod off and on—a feat that’s not easy to accomplish with such a tiny switch without interrupting playback.
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Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Generation Blue (1 GB)
It's so compact and is absolutely perfect for when you want to go for a run, just clip it on your sleeve and you'll never know it's there. It probably isn't the iPod for the music lover as there is no screen to choose which song to listen to and it can only hold a couple hundred songs, but I have bought it just for running and have an iPod touch for the rest of my music. It is absolutely perfect for this and it it's cheap too! It looks great and is so small and portable and virtually unbreakable! I love how it can clip on to things, a feature recently re -added to the new iPod nano 6th generation so it's obviously popular. 1GB isn't much memory but if you only have a couple hundred songs it does the job great. The charging dock is a lovely design and you can easily get speakers for it, although the would play through the earphone jack and not an iPod dock like the other iPod models. Highly recommended for someone that isn't to fussy about choosing music, goes on walks, runs or even cycles regularly and someone with not too much music! Great product!
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Very happy with the shuffle!
Bought this for our daughter who turns 7 on her birthday in July. I know she'll be over the moon when she unwraps this. Very easy to navigate, can't go wrong. Was planning on getting her the newer version of this (3rd gen) but did not fancy having the controls on the headphone wire. Much better for a child if the controls are on the actual MP3 player itself. I love it and am sure she will too. Shame Apple have stopped making this style.